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  1. This is really good to hear, as we just moved my...

    This is really good to hear, as we just moved my mother to a retirement community this week. Right now, she’s really missing the house she lived in for the last thirty years.
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    I also feel bad for the kids and agree with...

    I also feel bad for the kids and agree with sweetana3.

    I personally don't want to dive into the reasons for the split, but I struggle with people who have a career that is, at least in part,...
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    Well done!

    Well done!
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    I let my boss know in person (actually, via phone...

    I let my boss know in person (actually, via phone call as I was in a different office and state) and gave several weeks notice, as my job was somewhat specialized and they needed time to decide what...
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    I subscribe to the Simple Living Works! podcast...

    I subscribe to the Simple Living Works! podcast through iTunes. Bi-weekly podcasts that touch on various components of Voluntary Simplicity based on the Living More with Less (book by Doris...
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    Time Management Systems

    I have been struggling with finding a simple system with which to prioritize and manage my time, as well as organize my meeting and project notes (I work outside the home as a corporate trainer). ...
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    +1 to this choice. Hard to believe he's been gone...

    +1 to this choice. Hard to believe he's been gone nearly 30 years. For #2, maybe Joe's partner Vicki Robin?
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    $25, tip included about every 8-9 weeks. So...

    $25, tip included about every 8-9 weeks. So that's about $150-ish. I don't color my hair and haven't had a perm since the late eighties, which helps keep the cost down.
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    Rational.

    Rational.
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    Congratulations on your healthy, beautiful...

    Congratulations on your healthy, beautiful addition to the family!
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    Currently reading The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsey...

    Currently reading The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsey Faye and am enjoying it - it's set in the in the mid 1840s and is about a "copper star" in the early days of what is now the NYPD. It did take me...
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    Capote wrote the short story from which this film...

    Capote wrote the short story from which this film is derived. "Breakfast" is on many 'classic movies' lists; I'm not a giant fan of Truman Capote and think the story is kind of sad, but -- if you...
  13. Thread: Dog died

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    Sincerest condolences. Thank you for rescuing...

    Sincerest condolences. Thank you for rescuing your dog and making these few years wonderful for him.
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    Congratulations, Kelli and Stella on your awesome...

    Congratulations, Kelli and Stella on your awesome news!
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    I have a couple of friends from long ago and far...

    I have a couple of friends from long ago and far away and FB's a way for us to stay in touch - years ago, we used to write one another real letters, and this is the new version, I guess. DH comes...
  16. I'd have to say no, because I can't imagine...

    I'd have to say no, because I can't imagine getting together with him in the first place if we didn't share values. And we've sort of evolved into SL together over the last 20-odd years.
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    Stella - I don't really have much to add; your...

    Stella - I don't really have much to add; your Plan B appears to be very sound, as I don't see a lot of other options for your sister. Once she gets over this fresh blow (won't comment on what I...
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    Fill it to the rim....with Brim.

    Fill it to the rim....with Brim.
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    Well, it's a piece of history, so it's an...

    Well, it's a piece of history, so it's an important story...but this is where our 24-hour news culture has gotten us. Back in the days of Paul IV, this event would have rated a chunk of the 6...
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    Meet the swinger Polaroid Swinger, meet the...

    Meet the swinger Polaroid Swinger, meet the swinger Polaroid Swinger, It's more than a camera, it's almost alive, it's only nineteen dollars and ninety-five...
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    What Steve said, for sure. Also, I began my...

    What Steve said, for sure.

    Also, I began my working life at 18 in a moderately high-end boutique which had simply beautiful, classic clothes, mostly made in the US (this was the mid-to-late 70s). ...
  22. Thanks to one and all for your thoughtful...

    Thanks to one and all for your thoughtful responses. At this point, I responded to her e-mail with something along the lines of "you have my prayers" and nothing since. If I get an opportunity to...
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    Everything mentioned above, and, jeans that are...

    Everything mentioned above, and, jeans that are strategically holey/frayed so that underwear shows through the holes. I live in rural E TN, and I've seen it all. Except the kilts, which would be a...
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    I love Smartwool hiking socks, and I discovered a...

    I love Smartwool hiking socks, and I discovered a doppelganger at Sam's called Omniwool, for about 2/3 less. Even nicer, they're made in the US. I know you're looking for dressier socks, so you...
  25. Co-worker hitting me up for money...again...

    I have a co-worker who, about once a year, hits me up for money to help pay her power bill. This is a sweet lady whose husband has a low-paying job and they have a couple of girls, one in college. ...
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